Jul
1
to Dec 31

PS DANCE! at Children's Museum of Manhattan

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 West 83rd Street) today announced the opening of Let’s Dance!, a new immersive exhibit for children and families that showcases the extraordinary joy, beauty, and diversity of dance across New York City and the world. The exhibition runs from July through December 2017 and introduces visitors to dance from a variety of entry points: as an art form, as an expression of diverse cultures and traditions, and as a healthy physical activity. Let’s Dance! features daily live performances and workshops along with a dance portal projection dome showcasing world-class dance companies inviting children to dance along.

Visitors to the exhibit can, among other things:

  • Interact with the immersive video projection dome dance portal to watch, learn and dance along with more than 25 renowned professional, community, and student dance companies from New York and abroad
  • Create multicolor shadow dances on the “stage” while exploring lighting design with a child-friendly lighting box
  • Choreograph a series of dance patterns while learning the language of dance and using movable signs, engaging props and fun costumes
  • Experiment with authentic percussion instruments, drumming unique beats and rhythms
  • Explore and capture new dance positions by manipulating poseable, life-sized figures
  • Be inspired by photography and video that celebrates the breadth of the dance world, including the fabulous New York City Dance Parade, and dance in New York City’s public schools as seen in PS Dance!
  • Participate in a dance workshop then take a seat to experience world-class performances!

Jody Gottfried Arnhold, funder and advisory board member of Let’s Dance!, founder of Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) 92Y, and advocate for dance education agrees, “Physicality is essential to the development of young children. They discover the world through their senses and physical being. Dance experiences, like those offered in Let’s Dance! provide an entry point for children to share their feelings, explore their creativity, and begin to experiment with movement.”

Learn more at cmom.org.

 

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Aug
6
1:00 PM13:00

Screening at Vail International Dance Festival

PS DANCE! will be screening at Cinebistro in Vail, Colorado during the 2017 Vail International Dance Festival, right after a tap vs. jookin' battle at the Vail Farmer’s Market.

Filmmakers Jody Gottfried Arnhold & Nel Shelby will participate in a discussion of the film with Vail Dance Director Damian Woetzel. 

Learn more about Vail Dance at vaildance.org

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Screening at New York Historical Society
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Screening at New York Historical Society

Join us for a special screening of PS DANCE!, an Emmy-nominated documentary about dance in New York public schools. This inspiring film, featuring interviews with 16 kids, captures more than 100 students joyfully sharing the influence of dance on their daily learning. The journey is one of imagination, curiosity, hard work, and discipline. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with dance educators involved with the film's development. Plus, enjoy free popcorn! 

The program is free with RSVP. 

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Screening at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Screening at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

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PS DANCE! will be screened during one of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival PillowTalks. Stay after the screening for a moderated discussion with director and producer Nel Shelby, executive producer Jody Gottfried Arnhold, and consultant Joan Finkelstein.

PillowTalks are a curated series of entertaining and informative discussions with choreographers, writers, filmmakers, and cultural experts. Moderated by Pillow Scholars, PillowTalks provide an excellent opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight, and are free and open to the public. 

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